Breweries, Bars and Food 2021

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Alpha Delta

Consistently ranking amongst the top breweries on Untappd, Newcastle’s Alpha Delta were only founded in 2019 but are making big waves, collaborating locally with Donzoko and internationally with Cervesa Espiga (Spain) and Odd Island (Sweden).



Founded back in 2014 by two scientists with a passion for both beer and science. They are firmly based in Hull and with a strong feeling for the place, having launched two venues as well as the brewery.

Black Iris

Nottingham’s Black Iris are already legendary in these parts after ten years of brewing great beers. Their Kev Grey artwork is instantly recognisable and they’ve recently launched their own bottleshop and taproom out in New Basford.

Braybrooke Beer Co

Beer doesn’t have to be complicated as long as it’s made in the right way with a commitment to quality. That’s exactly what Braybrooke are doing, brewing proper lager in the heart of the English countryside, near Market Harborough.

Brew Cavern

Long-standing pillars of the Nottingham independent beer scene, Brew Cavern bottle shop  will be at the festival pouring beers from Evil Twin (USA). Look out for I've Been Missing My Mom's Spiced Blackberry Cobbler, To The Milky Way and Black IV - Peach Clementine Raspberry, Lime, Vanilla. And from Equilibrium (USA) in collaboration Omnipollo (Sweden)
18 Decillion.

Brew York

This Hartlepool based brewery has been re-thinking the way we brew lager by combining the rich heritage of German beer with the brewing techniques of the modern UK and US craft beer scene. All their lager is unfiltered; creating crisp, floral and juicy modern beers that are hot summer’s day ready.

Castle Rock

Local brewery and pub group Castle Rock have dominated the Notts beer scene for years. While their core range needs no introduction, their passion for brewing seasonal and rotating craft brews is what keeps everyone on their toes.


Sheffield-based brewery founded by fans of music, sports, extreme sports and artistic expression. They’ve recently opened up a new tap room venue in Neepsend and will be bringing some of their latest treats to the festival.

Liquid Light

Liquid Light Brewing Company was born out of a passion for beer and music. They produce modern craft beer in keg, cask and cans. After a couple of years of cuckoo brewing, they found a home of their own and now have a 12bbl brewhouse and tap room round the corner in  Sneinton.


Magpie Brewery started in 2006. Since then production has steadily increased, and in 2017 the modest 6 brewery barrel plant was upgraded, they can now produce up to 20 barrels per brew. The heart and soul of their beer comes from a love of the craft and passion for using the finest British ingredients - all using 100% renewable electricity.

Navigation Brewery

Based at the historic Trent Navigation Inn, they use the finest quality ingredients, superior brewery methods and state-of-the-art equipment to produce their beers. Their ethos is to create the finest cask ales and exciting keg beers, which fans of all types of beer enjoy.

Neon Raptor

Since becoming our Sneinton Market neighbours about a year ago, these guys have not stopped producing great beer. As the name suggests, they have been re-inventing classic beer styles with modern techniques, and they’re currently sat comfortably as the sixth best brewery in England according to Untappd.

Northern Monk

Probably the least surprising brewery, since they’re based on the festival site, but no less exciting for that. Neon Raptor focus on re-inventing classic beer styles with modern techniques.

Pomona Island

Award winning beer from Salford.Their core range of pale beers with regularly updated recipes and differing hops are complemented by one offs - where their innovation and creativity really shines through.

Suds and Soda

A city centre bar/online shop in Derby, owned by the same people as Neon Raptor brewery, who stock some seriously exclusive beers. We’ve invited them to the festival this year to showcase some of their amazing American imports.

Totally Brewed

Local brewery Totally Brewed were officially founded in 2014, however head brewer, Rob, had been home-brewing award-winning pints for six years beforehand. These guys have perfected both cask and keg beers which you can find all over the city.

Turning Point

A small team of beer lovers with a clear mission: brew their favourite beers and have a good time. Their brewery was launched in 2017, after Aron and Cameron called time on their day jobs. They relocated to Knaresborough, after two (and a bit) years at their original site in Kirkbymoorside.

Vault City

Based in Edinburgh, Vault City Brewing create mixed fermentation craft beer with a sense of place and seasonality. They use ingredients from around the world, from Japanese yuzu to Lithuanian yeast cultures.

Wild Card Brewery

Brewery founded in Walthamstow in 2012 by a couple originally from Notts. They still have a lot of friends and family here and will be showcasing their new series of collaboration beers on the bar with Black Iris, Castle Rock, Liquid Light and Neon Raptor.


Hailing from the North East, Wylam reside in the Palace of Arts in Exhibition Park, Newcastle. The palace is the last remaining building from the 1929 North East Exhibition and having been rescued and renovated for the purpose is home to Wylam’s 30 barrel brewery and tap room.

Street Food


Tasty toasties and all kinds of non-beer drinks are on offer at this resident on-site cafe bar.

Dirty Chicken

Chicken at it’s finest. Look out for their OG and their Katsu burgers.

El Contador

Mexican street food including tacos and more.

Falafel Baffle

Lovingly homemade, delicious and vegan food based around Israeli falafel.

Luisa’s Vegan Chocolates

Amazing chocolatiers, pick up their £12.50 tasting pack available at the festival to try alongside your beers.


Texture and flavour fanatics. British Street Food Award Winners 2020.


Formerly known as Oozie Boozie Bakes, cakes like you’ve not tasted cake before.

Nottingham Craft Beer Festival 2021 Sessions

  • Friday 20 August: 5.30pm - 10.30pm
  • Saturday 21 June: 12pm - 5pm
  • Saturday 21 June: 6pm - 10.30pm

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